West Hollywood is the heartbeat of Los Angeles. From its iconic Sunset Strip lined with palm trees and rich Hollywood history to its breathtaking views and storied hillside mansions, has a magical sensibility and allure that is all it's own. If you are thinking of relocating to West Hollywood, visiting West Hollywood, or looking to buy a new home in West Hollywood, here are some insider tips for you! We interviewed two West Hollywood residents to share with us what makes West Hollywood special to them. | Compass Senior Partner, and Senior Vice President, give us an insiders look into this jewel of a town.
I've always loved , even before living here. There is an energy in the air that you can almost feel. My favorite aspect of the city is that you can walk everywhere, no matter which part of town you live in. The whole city has easy access to various gyms, fantastic restaurants, and shopping, nightlife for everyone, grocery stores, and more. It's really a walker's paradise.
I think the thing that makes it special is the residents. It's a super diverse community where everyone welcomes everyone. I've never felt unsafe or unwelcome anywhere. Even during some of the busiest events that the city hosts, like the or , there is a positive feeling from everyone who attends. The local police and fire departments also do a great job to help keep these events as organized as possible for residents.
Some of my favorite restaurants are for easy Mediterranean takeout, for brunch, for easy/casual sushi/happy hour, for cocktails on the patio, and for a group dinner. I also love for Coffee/breakfast bites. For a fun outing with friends, there are endless options on Sunset Blvd & Santa Monica. There is , , or even if you'd like a nice patio atmosphere. There really are so many places to list that we couldn't fit them all! I find myself never having to leave West Hollywood if I'm not traveling to meet friends somewhere else.
I love it so much, I bought my home in West Hollywood. : )
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I have lived in for about 3 years and I absolutely love it. I can walk to everything and rarely drive my car anywhere since everything is so close. It has more walkability than most of Los Angeles and has kept the old Spanish charm (which I love) in many of the homes. A lot of people have dogs so it is very pet friendly and easy to meet people. There are wonderful coffee shops, restaurants, and bars all within walking distance (why I moved to WeHo).
It has been a fun, diverse, and safe place to live. There is so much to do from daytime activities, shopping, local businesses, outdoor spaces, and nightlife.
Disclaimer: I haven’t gone out at night in WeHo in a long time, but my favorite daytime spots are: on Melrose for coffee, for matcha, for a light lunch, for dinner, for first dates, for early morning group workouts, run up La Cienega to Sunset for my outdoor exercise, for my favorite Thai food in all of Los Angeles, for birthday dinners, LOVE the + occasional pop-up shops.
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